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Dixie Jazz - Dixie Brewing Co.

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Dixie JazzDixie Jazz

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65 Reviews
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Reviews: 65
Hads: 105
Avg: 2.65
pDev: 30.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.13% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Dogbrick on 11-05-2002

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Reviews: 65 | Hads: 105
Photo of zeff80
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

First, I don't think this beer is the correct style. To me its an American Amber Lager. It even says "Amber" on the label.

A - Poured out a copper/burgundy color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. No lace.

S - It smelled of caramel and malt. Not much else.

T - There is a lot of caramel maltiness with an odd metallic taste. No hop presence.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A light bodied beer.

D - This is an okay amber lager. I've certainly had better.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle marked 15 114 20 at 40 degrees into a snifter
Aroma – grainy
Head small (Two cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to irregular two to four mm ring and layer
Lacing fair – partial rings of tiny bubbles
Body medium yellow, hazy
Flavor heavy with disulfide, organic solvents, quite nasty; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 2, Palate 3, Overall 3. This meets the description of an AAL well, but just tastes baaad!

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Photo of MTNboy
2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The flavor is sweet but is mainly bean like. The body is a red-amber color. The aroma is sweet but reminds me of grass. The head poured tan at about a finger and a half that goes away fast. Other than the bean flavor it is a very mild flavored beer. The body is thin and fizzy.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with significant amounts of visible carbonation and faint hints of golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall cloud-like foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts with corn adjuncts and very light hints of grassy hops. When I first opened the bottle there was an initial aroma of skunk but it faded fairly quickly.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of bready malts with a moderate flavor of corn adjunct sweetness. Very light hints of grassy hops and minimal amounts of bitterness. Overall, I would say this Light Lager is slightly sweet.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth.

O: Tastes more like a AAL than a Light Lager which is can be read as a positive in my opinion since the majority of Light Lagers have minimal amounts of taste and a watery body. Not overly interesting but I was not really expecting that for the style, I could have more than one of these and it light be good for a summer outdoor event.

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Photo of Drew966
2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dixie Jazz pours a golden yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. There is a very mild malt aroma. There is kind of a grainy flavor, nothing especially interesting going on with this one. Kind of a dull bitter aftertaste that isn't particularly pleasant skicks around. I'd pass.

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Photo of cjgator3
2.69/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

12oz twist-off bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a light orangish amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet bready malt and a hint of caramel. There is not much flavor going on in the taste, but it certainly is a thirst quencher that could be consumed in large quantities. The mouthfeel is very thin and highly carbonated, very reminiscent of your typical macro lager. Overall, Dixie Jazz is what it is, a pretty flavorless lager that does not offend the masses, but will not satisfy most beer geeks.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. No date. 4.13% ABV. 92 Calories.

A - Slightly hazy pale amber honey color. A rough pour brought out a large, puffy egg-shell colored head. Moderate retention with a layer left and a collar of lacing.

S - Pale and amber malts on the back end with an upfront hop aroma that consists of a herbal and spicy body. A light crystal-light white grape iced tea aroma. It also has a mineral water hint to it. Nothing out of the ordinary but not bad.

T - A yeasty flavor that's low but pronounced combines with the amber and pale malts to create something very uninspired. A touch of hops mixes it up a bit but it's really plain overall. There is also a white grape skin with a light astringency to it.Watered down feel to it.

M - Watery with mild carbonation (not to be confused with under carbonated). A light spice on the finish but it's just a light lager. Nothing special about it.

D - It's an easy to drink beer because it isn't offensive unless you're easily offended by a superbly plain beer. Watery flavor and a passive aroma just add to this. Easy sessioner but you could find better to fill your gut with.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.66/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

"Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance."

--Francoise Sagan

Perfectly ripe apricot, an odd color for a 'light amber' lager. Maybe that means it has more than the usual amount of flavor. The eggshell colored cap is one of the best you'll see on a beer of this style. It's whipped frothy, melts in appealing fashion, and deposits quite a bit of patchy lace.

The nose is slightly better than the light lager style average because the malt is slightly toasted (which is obvious from the color). However, there's also a sourness that keeps the score from reaching average. This one could go either way on the palate.

Unlike the music for which it is named, Jazz (the beer) is simple and accessible. It's as if it was brewed to be as unchallenging as possible. Of course, I'm sure that's true of all light lagers. The faint toastiness of the barley gives it the edge it needs to stand out from the pack of BMC light lagers.

There's also a green apple fruitiness that is, thankfully, not as sour as it smells. Mildly sweet is balanced (more like negated) by mildly bitter, leaving a beer that threatens to edge over into blandness, especially as it warms. My recommendation is to drink it cold when you're hot, for maximum enjoyment.

The mouthfeel is light without being too thin. More carbonation would be good, as long as the bubbles remain on the soft side as opposed to sharp or harsh. If you aren't expecting much, this is pretty user-friendly beer.

The new labels are definitely an improvement on the old labels (seen above). It's too bad that Dixie beer is still being brewed in Minnesota. It will be nice when the brewery is able to resume full operations down in the Crescent City where they belong. Bottom line: a great name but an average to slightly below-average beer.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2.64/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours out to a darker orange amber color with a "Dr. Pepper" head of foam that dissipated very quickly. Aromas of malts and sweet corn and gran. Not bad. Taste is bland and unexciting, but really, expectations shouldn't be all that high; malt, grain, slight spice, a touch of hops. Mouthfeel was like water. Drinkability is nearly non-existant. Very boring.

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Photo of BilbosNuts
2.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark golden color with a small head that fades quickly with limited lacing.

S: Mostly grassy smells. There is also a unique sweetness that is almost like grapes.

T: There's nothing strong going on. Mostly just a light earthy taste.

M: It has a light body accompanied by a slight tingling sensation. It has a very watery feel.

D: Just an average beer. It's easy to drink, but not much is going on. Overall it's nothing special.

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Photo of metter98
2.58/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down but left a bit of lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of bready malts and corn in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell with light flavors of bready malts and corn. A bit of malty sweetness is present in the initial taste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn’t bad for the style and has some body from the malts but the taste isn’t very interesting, especially with the flavors of corn adjuncts.

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Photo of Jayli
2.58/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured a golden amber color with a one finger pillowy white head that receded rapidly, decent lacing. Nose is very grainy with notes of corn and pale malts and a bit of sweetness. Taste is bready and grainy. The sweetness in the nose filters to the taste as well but not well balanced. It sort of sneaks up on you. Mouthfeel is pretty carbonated, light and on the watery side. The beer goes down easily, but not balanced well. It was fun to try, but not one that I will pick up again.

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Photo of fltmedic
2.56/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On the pour this is a light straw colored very translucent brew with a quickly falling scant foamy white head.

The aroma is a very flat wheat. I kept waiting for a little more.

This bills itself as a light amber, but seems to be lacking the depth expected for an amber. From wetting the lips to the fade there is light wheat and not much else of note. It is very smooth and there is a crispness.

Mouthfeel is thin and the carbonation is prickly.

Overall, this is only a step up from the mass produced "light beer". I would like to see what this brewery could do with a true amber or lager.

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Photo of katan
2.53/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz undated bottle into a pint

A - Amber colored pour with a strong head. Large amounts of bubbling and carbonation. Head dissipated to a film in about 15 seconds.

S - Very light and subtle sweet malt smell. Almost impossible to discern.

T - Starts with very little flavor - perhaps a bit of the malt flavors. No bitterness or excitement in a very boring mid-stream. Finishes with a tart almost oxidized bite. Very puckering.

M - Has some carbonation bite on it - but after that breaks down it seems watery.

D - Not hard to drink - can go down easy. Manageable flavor and light caloric content make this one work in the drinkability area.

I must admit that this one aint good. I wanted to like it, but failed miserably.

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Photo of drtth
2.51/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Chilled and poured into a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer pours out a clear, amber/orange in color with a fluffy white ½" head that recedes reasonably slowly and leaves a patch of form in the center. There is some lacing when the beer is sipped.

Smell: The aroma is nice and clean and consists mostly of lightly roasted pale malt. There may be some apple in here but it is hard to be sure.

Taste: The flavor contains lightly roasted malt, a bit of apple fruitiness and some light sweetness. There are some traces of hop bitterness towards the end.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is light, with limited soft carbonation. The finish is short and lightly dry.

Drinkability: This beer would be best cold as a thirst quencher on a hot day, otherwise not much for drinkability for this one.

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Photo of ElGrecoVerde
2.49/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

In a word: Dull. I forgot I drank this beer once the glass was empty.

Poured like a normal lager, with a slightly richer amber color.

Smell was sweet with some mild fruits and caramel. Unfortunately, the aromas didn't translate into flavor. There was really nothing to this beer. It was a bit sweet and grainy, but mostly watery, with very very little flavor.

There was a fairly decent, creamy feel to it at least, but overall this beer needs more of everything.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.48/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was a much prettier beer than I expected it to be. Copper/amber colored with a medium head that disappeared fast. It also blew the regular Dixie Beer to Hell, man that stuff was horrid. On to the negatives: It was not as good as the Crimson or Blackened Voodoo. While more flavorful and fuller bodied than most light beers, it was still a light beer and you can only squeeze so much out of that. Faint malt flavor and aroma was about all it had going for it.

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Photo of Brenden
2.47/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This one is a clear yellow-gold. It develops no more than a patchy island of head, though that stays up for a good while. It even, somehow, manages a decent amount of spotting as it goes.
This is an odd one. Something was done to try to jazz this one up (ha) in order to make it interesting since it's a light beer. What it is instead is strangely dusty and very oddly sweet, grainy and sugary and just weird all around. There's a toasted quality to the malts and some breads, but there's also a cereal grains note. The sweetness is difficult to describe but heavily linked to those grains, maybe some yeast acting strangely and some interesting esters. There's something like overripe pale fruit flesh and artificial sweetener, though a bit of leaf peeks through and a little dryness even comes out.
It's light in body, sure, but crisp and decently clean considering. It bites, even going almost bubbly, but it isn't all that far off from smooth.

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Photo of Lemke10
2.47/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I bought a 6-pack of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $5.49 in Spring 2011.

Pours a very pale amber color with a quickly diminishing head. The scent already eludes that the taste is going to be that of a cheap beer. There is at least some flavor of so wheat and malts but it is very comparable to that of Miller Lite or Bud Light. Drinks rather fast with no real texture or volume to the beer. This is one you can skip.

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Photo of Beerbythepool
2.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from bottle to pint glass.
Nice clear copper/amber color with a 1 finger heard. Head recedes fairly quickly, I would like it to linger longer. No lacing.

Not a strong nose, but yeast, corn, and bread prevail.

First taste is bitter which is not a good sign. Finishes with a metalic taste. Coats mouth with a tin flavor. Has the tea flavor that prevails in Shiner Bock.

I had high hopes because the Voodoo Lager is decent, but this was nearly a drain pour for me and I never do that. Not enough amber and too much light in this "Amber light" and I can feel the headache coming on. I often get a headache from bad beer so maybe this is a bad example.

I can't finish this one and feel like I need to brush my teeth. Pass on this one.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Brilliant, albeit very light amber body with a thin, scant, white head.

Smell: Near vacant nose with just faint, fleeting wisps of grains. Cue the jazz flute!

Taste: Faint malts with the merest, most merciful touches of simple grains. Lightly sweet. Mild bitterness. Dryish, altogether weak finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation. Watery mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I believe it was Louis Armstrong that once said: "If you have to ask what an instantly forgettable, bland light lager is, you'll never know." Something like that.

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Photo of jwc215
2.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours golden with a one-finger head that descends to a thin head.

The smell is of some light grain. Clean.

The taste is of some light grain with a touch of non-descript hops in the middle. Something akin to club soda comes through too powerfully. It has a fizzy, abrupt finish.

Rather like carbonated water, there is hardly any "beer" going on here. "Only 92 calories..." Whatever...They might as well add - and hardly any flavor. They need to "jazz" it up a bit...

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Photo of rowew
2.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle, label has been updated since the attached picture. Indecipherable bottling code, ABV is marked.

Appearance: Clear orange, head fades immediately.

Smell: Slight metallic aroma, what smells like adjuncts, but could just be DMS? Meh.

Taste: Faint malt taste, just a bit of hops in the finish. Tastes better than it smells, but that isn't saying too much.

Overall impression: This is a very mediocre beer - not much in the way of flavor. I'll be drinking the rest of this six pack out of the bottle, and not thinking about it too much.

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Photo of Dave412
2.28/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle came in a mixer I recieved. From notes.

A. This poured a dark color for a light beer. Medium head quick dissolve, no lacing
S. Picked up sort of malt, sort of a metallic, grape like smell.
T. I found this to be lacking in taste, not complex at all, simple sweetness, nearly no finish.
D. Not saying that I would never drink one again, but I won't go seek this one out.

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Photo of Slynger
2.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear, bright golden color with a brownish tinge and a moderate, fuzzy, white lid.

Lightly sweet smelling crystal malts with white bready malt scents; the barest tingle of earthy spicy hops accompany.

Light, light, with moderate fuzzy carb. Lightly sweet crystal flavor with grainy malts and a hint of spicy earthy hops.

Nothing special at all. Been saving blackened voodoo for last. hope that was wise.

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Dixie Jazz from Dixie Brewing Co.
65 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.